CHUNHUI VILLAGE
— VILLAGE MODEL —
Improve Skills of Child Caregivers
Promote Holistic Early Development of Rural Left-behind Children
Chunhui Village is an early childhood development program specially designed for rural left-behind children, aged 0-6, and their caregivers. By consolidating the resources of families, schools and communities, we create nurturing Early Learning Centers and deliver three services, which are Family Skills, Early Learning and Community Engagement to fuel the children’s physical, language, cognitive, and social-emotional development and prepare them to succeed in elementary school.
FAMILY SKILLS
The first three years of life are a period of incredible brain growth. This program recruits family mentors to train caregivers of left-behind children in group sessions and home visits. The purpose is to improve the caregivers’ child care skills and catalyze the physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional development of children aged 0-3.
EARLY LEARNING
This program combines internationally known progressive early education concepts and locally applicable preschool education guidelines to promote the physical, cognitive, language, and social-emotional development of children aged 3-6. Chunhui Children trains administrators and teachers of local preschools to respect the natural ways in which children develop, identify each individual child's needs and interests, operate a wealth of enrichment courses, provide a stimulating environment and learning experiences, and prepare the children for elementary school and, eventually, the society without offering them school-oriented courses in advance.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
This program is committed to strengthening each community's social support network. Specially trained facilitators lead enriching community engagement projects designed by professional social workers, including village gatherings and monthly activities that help create a supportive community environment for children. The facilitators also encourage individual volunteering in other community activities.